Alejandro's Mexican Food

801 W. 19th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627


  • $
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
It's the sole Orange County outpost of a San Diego chain, one that capitalized on the Alberto's craze of the 1980s that left a slew of imitators from Otay Mesa to Anaheim featuring a similar design (the Alejandro's marquee keeps the dark yellow of its competitors, but uses a silhouette of Emiliano Zapata instead of a greaser caricature) and selling carne-asada fries, flying-saucer tostadas, the same watery red salsa and the California burrito, that glorious culinary immigrant of America's Finest City that finds French fries stuffed into the edible torpedo.

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